HP 12653A line printer interface

Curious Marc curiousmarc3 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 18 02:12:51 CDT 2017

Cool. Thanks for looking. Do you guys also have some of the full 132 column ones? In particular the HP2618A or related, 1200 lpm impact chain/train technology: http://www.hpmuseum.net/display_item.php?hw=331 . I just acquired a 1200 lpm Memorex that looks like it is a rebadged Dataproducts with an IBM buss and tag interface added. I am wondering if it is based off the same mechanism/interface that was used in the HP2618A or its high end HP relatives of the time. Your web site says the HP2618A was made by Dataproducts, so that has me all intrigued. 



From: David Collins
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: HP 12653A line printer interface


I do indeed have the printer. Found it on the weekend. No sign of the interface card or cable yet though. 

David Collins


On 14 Jul 2017, at 6:02 pm, CuriousMarc via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:

Ah, thanks, I learned something. The HP 2767 is a weird beast - line drum

printer but only 80 columns, from what I glean from hpmuseum.net. David

(Collins), do you have the printer?




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